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Patituce & Associates was founded by Joseph C. Patituce, a former prosecutor, who believed that his attorneys, staff, and employees should be treated fairly regardless of education or background: with the goal being the protection of his clients. As an attorney Joe Patituce is known to be incredibly aggressive, dedicated, and relentless in obtaining his clients’ goals. Often Joe is willing to go to trial when other attorneys would tell their clients to enter a guilty plea – attorneys generally lose money at trial, but Patituce & Associates is founded upon the principal that our clients come first.


Joseph C. Patituce, Esq.Akron Criminal Attorney Joseph Patituce

Managing Partner
Bar Admissions: State of Ohio, State of Pennsylvannia
Federal Practice: Northern District of Ohio

Bar Groups: Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Divorce

Contact: (330) 752-6711 – office

Joe Patituce is a former assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor who handled many important cases as a prosecutor ranging from crimes of violence such as murder, rape, assault, and domestic violence to drug and alcohol crimes such as DUI/OVI.

Mr. Patituce found, as a young prosecutor, that some defense attorneys tried to get rid of cases as quickly as possible in order to make the most money. This disgusted Patituce, and he constantly spoke out against this practice. When he eventually started his own practice, having left the Prosecutor’s Office, he dedicated his practice to focusing on the person rather than their finances.

Clients have routinely spoke in favor of Mr. Patituce’s manner of handling cases: he stands by his Firm’s reputation, simply search for “reviews of attorney patituce” on any of the major search engines and you will see that this Firm has one of the best reputations out there. You are in good hands with Patituce & Associates. If you would like to speak with Mr. Patituce directly call (330) 752-6711.


Megan M. Patituce, Esq.Akron Criminal Lawyer Megan Patituce

Bar Admissions: State of Ohio
Federal Practice: United States Patent and Trademark Office

Contact: (330) 752-6711 – office

Megan Patituce graduated with a degree in Physics after three years at The Ohio State University at 20 years old. She obtained her J.D. from Cleveland State University at age 23. At age 24, after being admitted to practice before both the Supreme Court of Ohio and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Mrs. Patituce became an Assistant Prosecutor in Cuyahoga County. As a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor who handled important cases of all levels in her nearly five year career as a prosecutor. By age 26, Mrs. Patituce had been involved in all types of cases at nearly every level from capital murder through OVI/DUI and domestic violence. She also has extensive experience handling child support matters as well as appellate law.

Mrs. Patituce now brings with her a highly analytical approach to the practice of law – she focuses heavily on every detail of her clients’ cases. This practice has allowed her to be successful in the past and promises to make sure that all of her clients are protected by an attorney that does not overlook details.


Catherine R. Meehan

Position: Associate Attorney

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School – J.D.
Notre Dame College – B.A.

Bar Admissions: State of Ohio
United States Federal Court – Northern District of Ohio

Contact Info:
(440) 471-7784 – office
(216) 976-6390

Since joining Patituce & Associates in August 2012, Catherine Meehan has made herself indispensable. Catherine handles many of the pretrial hearings for our clients and has experience handling trials and a wide array of hearings. When not in court, Catherine works tirelessly finding, reviewing, and evaluating the evidence against our clients. Catherine is also quick to respond to any client needs.

Catherine brings an enthusiastic determination to Patituce & Associates, LLC. Catherine aggressively advocates for our clients in and out of the courtroom. She is dedicated to providing quality representation to each and every Patituce & Associates, LLC client. Catherine ensures that every case is properly and thoroughly defended.

Catherine received her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011 after graduating from Notre Dame College. Catherine is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.



Chelsea McGoldrick

Position: Office Manager/Paralegal
Education: Associates in Applied Business, Associates Paralegal Degree, Bachelors of Arts in Legal Studies

Chelsea is the Office Manager at Patituce & Associates, she runs the day to day office operations at the Firm. She is an indespensible part of the operations at the Firm, she makes sure all of our clients are protected and their questions addressed.


Suzanne McCort
Position: Paralegal

Education: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Ashland University

Sue is a paralegal at Patituce & Associates and helps to ensure each client’s case is handled thoroughly.  She is friendly and detail-oriented and attends to all of our clients’ concerns.  Sue is a notary and a member of the Ohio Bar Association’s Paralegal Section.